Engaged Liv Tyler Doesn't Really Understand the Point of Marriage

Why the actress thinks "everyone's got it backwards."

By Elyse Dupre Aug 30, 2019 1:20 PMTags
Liv TylerJack Waterlot for <i>Tatler</i>

It's been about four years since Liv Tyler accepted Dave Gardner's proposal. However, it looks like the 42-year-old actress won't be walking down the aisle anytime soon.

"I love being engaged, but I don't really have a desire to get married," she told Tatler. "I always felt like marriage should be more of a reward…For surviving your relationship…I feel everyone's got it backwards."

The two sparked romance rumors back in 2014. They then welcomed a son, Sailor, in 2015, and a daughter, Lula, in 2016. Tyler also shares a son, Milo, with her ex Royston Langdon, and Gardner shares a son, Grey, with his ex Davinia Taylor.

The two also have a few famous pals. For instance, they're friends with David Beckham and Victoria Beckham and attended Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's royal wedding last October.

"Sitting in the church was my favorite part of the whole experience...I don't even have the words to describe how magical it was," she said. "And then the protocol of who came in where and went out where, and where we were sitting and how to behave—it was so interesting. And then, once it was over and we got into the party, it was very relaxed and very fun and very playful. Suddenly, everything got very loose and not at all formal."

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Of course, the dynamic duo is used to hanging out with celebrities. Tyler is the daughter of Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell and Gardner is a sports agent. She's also appeared in several popular movies and TV shows throughout her career. From appearing in films like Armageddon and The Lord of the Rings series to acting on programs like The Leftovers and Harlots, the SAG Awards winner has won audiences over for years.


Jack Waterlot for <i>Tatler</i>

"What works so well in our relationship is we both work very hard, and we love adventure and our jobs are so interesting and different and we like that, but we're also, at the core, focused on our family and that's really what makes us tick," she told E! News in 2016. "So, we kind of go off and then we come back together, and our children are always the most important thing to us."

To read her full interview, check out Tatler.